How to enable the old kicker icon-zoom effect in KDE 3.4?

James Richard Tyrer tyrerj at
Wed Mar 23 09:00:44 GMT 2005

Kevin Krammer wrote:
> On Tuesday 22 March 2005 18:43, Daevid Vincent wrote:
>>I have to concur too. I think the OS-X zooming is one of the single coolest
>>eye-candy features of the mac, and I use AquaDoc on my winXP with a jaguar
>>theme just to emulate it. I've longed for this look/feel for KDE too.
> If I remember correctly from the developer list, the way OS X does it 
> (gradient zooming) can't be implemented.
> Reason: surprise, surprise, Apple has a patent on it

Did they forget that they lost the suit against M$?

If it is based on an algorithm that is novel enough, they can patent the 
algorithm, but I don't see how they can patent the screen appearance.

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